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Fundamentals of Modeling and Analyzing Engineering Systems
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  • 304 b/w illus. 6 tables
  • Page extent: 488 pages
  • Size: 253 x 177 mm
  • Weight: 1.138 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 620/.001/1
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: TA342 .C45 2000
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Mathematical models
    • System analysis

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521594639 | ISBN-10: 0521594634)

System modeling and analysis is a standard activity in every engineering discipline. This text offers a broad-based introduction to engineering systems, incorporating material from mechanical, electrical, aerospace, and chemical engineering. The overall theme that distinguishes the text from others is its unified treatment of disparate physical systems, emphasizing similarities in both the modeling and behaviour of lumped-element systems. Linear graph theory provides the framework for modeling engineering systems as lumped elements. The analysis of system dynamics that follows is organized by behavioral characteristics rather than by engineering subdisciplines. Next, the Laplace transform is introduced as a tool for understanding frequency response. The final chapter covers feedback systems. Every chapter includes a wide variety of examples, as well as exercise problems, drawn from real-world mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, chemical, and thermal systems. Aimed at second and third year undergraduates, this introductory text offers a unified entry to the multidisciplinary world of engineering.

• Unified treatment emphasizes the common features of system modeling and analysis in all engineering disciplines • Writing is clear and concise, amplified with lots of real-world examples • Introduces feedback systems at a level accessible to beginning engineering students


Preface; 1. Fundamental concepts in mathematical modeling; 2. Lumped-element modeling; 3. Generalizing lumped-element modeling; 4. First-order system models; 5. Second-order models of systems; 6. Laplace transform; 7. Frequency response of linear, time-invariant systems; 8. State space formulations of systems problems; 9. Relating the time domain, frequency domain, and state space; 10. Feedback systems.


'Problem-solving is an important focus of the book, as examples are dealt with systematically in four sections: objective, relevant information, approach and solution.' Christine Onof, Engineering Structures

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